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Simple Ways to Avoid the Holiday Trap

Simple Ways to Avoid the Holiday Trap

So the Holidays are upon us, Christmas, Hanukkah, Quanza and New Year’s Day and probably several others I’m forgetting.

Would you like to know how to avoid the #1 trap that most people find themselves in this time of the year?  No, I’m not talking about relatives making that unexpected stop to pay a visit.
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I’m talking about money.

I’m talking about the debt that most people get into in the month of December and then spend the next year and maybe more trying to pay it off. It all starts with good intentions. It’s natural for all of us to want to provide more for our families and loved ones this time of the year. Gifts, vacations and all the other stuff we think we need to do this time of the year… it’s easy to find yourself spending more than you have.

When this happens you just do what most people do right?

CHARGE IT ON THE CREDIT CARD!

Unfortunately that is what most people do and it really is a vicious cycle.

So how do you break out of this message and avoid the Holiday Trap all together?
Below are some tips that I recommend… after the 3 tips I have something very important to share.

Avoiding the Holiday Trap

1. Live within your means
So many of us spend more than we have or can afford. For many people their “means” are not that much. Does it seem sometimes that you are just barely making it? You probably would not be surprised that most everyone walking around us are doing the same…living paycheck to paycheck and just getting by.

Note: If you don’t have it… you don’t have it.  Don’t spend money you don’t have.

2. Budget wisely
Plan for this time of the year wisely. Know how much you make and where all your money is going to. Sounds simple enough right? Then why don’t most people do this? Because it’s hard…especially when things are tight.

One thing I’ve found though is that no matter how much you make, if you don’t keep a budget the money always runs out. Keeping a good budget will help you plan for gifts, vacations and holiday plans so you don’t have to get out of debt.

3. Learn to say no. 
If you don’t have the money, learn to say no. This can be one of the hardest things for people to do as you can tell by the number personal bankruptcies that happen each and every day. Learning to say no so is really important when funds are tight.

Now I’d like to get real with you here.

The above tips I just gave are very sound advice but I’d like to switch gears now and get out of “Scarcity Mode”…because that is exactly what the 3 tips I just gave you are.  They assume that you are just barely getting by for the most part.

Who wants that!

One of my mentors shared this experience with me recently…

He found himself in the same situation that most people do… living paycheck to paycheck and just getting by. He learned to budget and got his finances down to the penny and soon realized he had two choices.

1. He could continue like this, living paycheck to paycheck and get really good at keeping a budget.

2. He could make more money.

He chose the second. He knew that his job wasn’t getting him anywhere. The 2 to 3% raise a year just wasn’t enough to get him anywhere. He was either going to have to find a higher paying  job or take matters into his own hands and start his own home-based business.

He decided to start his own Internet home business with the goal of making  and extra $50 a day.  You see $50 a day would be enough to pay his monthly house payment. He knew that if he hit this goal it would be a huge relief…

So with a lot of determination, some guidance, a little faith and hard work he was able to get to the $50 a day in a fairly short amount of time. Then something interesting happened…

Pretty soon he found that he was making $100 a day and then $300 a day and not too long after $500 a day! This was something he had dreamed about  for many years and it was now actually happening. $500 days turned into $1,000 days and yes he had many days that were 2K, 5K and yes even 10K days!

I know it’s kind of hard to believe when you are stuck in the Rat Race and feel you have no options but the reality is if you really want to break out of the “Trap”, you really need to make more money

So that’s how you get out of the Holiday Trap and many other traps in your life.

Why live a life of scarcity when you can live a life of abundance? Why settle for just getting by? We all deserve more than this and if you would like to know more about my mentor’s story and what I’m doing to get out of that Holiday Trap!


Patrick Jackson
pjackson@theactiononline.com

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How Did “Bob” Become an Overnight Success?

How Did “Bob” Become an Overnight Success?

overnight success

I knew when I was writing this post, that many
people’s 
curiosity would get to them and want to
know how “Bob” became an Overnight Success.

I want to briefly give you an inside look
on what it takes to become an “overnight success”.

For this particular post, I will reference a person
named “Bob”, (to protect the ambitious) to be the
“Overnight Success” example.

Have you ever checked your email, facebook, youtube,
radio, print ads, tv, radio, etc…

and

notice that “Bob” is everywhere. He seem to be
doing quite well with his business and
accomplishments.

Everyone is inviting him to come speak, to form
partnerships OR whatever, just to be around and
connected with Bob.

Then you hear someone say, “Wow, it seems that
Bob is an overnight success.”

Well, this is how “Bob” became an overnight success:

Overnight, Bob was meditating and visualizing his success.
Overnight, Bob was reading books and stories of those inspirational figures that gave him hope for his ideas and dreams.
Overnight, Bob was concerned about how he could create enough finances to fund his next project.
Overnight, Bob was drinking coffee and other caffeine related drinks to stay awake and finish his daily to do list.
Overnight, Bob was up writing ads and recording videos for solutions to the marketplace problems.
Overnight, Bob was working on his business plans and practicing his presentations for the next days meetings.
Overnight, Bob was looking at and kissing his wife and babies as they slept, to remind him of WHY he was doing the things he was doing.
Overnight, Bob took time to Pray and Thank his Creator for blessing him with the strength, courage and gifts to serve others.
Overnight, Bob was communicating via digital communication methods, such as skype, video hangouts, etc… to guide, train and motivate his business partners and team all across the globe.

Wow… that is a long, Long, LOOONNG Night for Bob, Right?
You and I know better than that!

It surely didn’t take Bob “ONE” night to become an
Overnight Success, it was by a consistent period of
OVERNIGHTS to see his vision and goals manifest.

A lot of hard work, taking risks, sleepless nights and family
sacrifices are made, in order to provide the financial freedom
and purpose he has set out to achieve.

I’t’s quite amusing to hear someone say that “Bob” or You
or any other High Achiever in life is an overnight success.

They see all of the Glory but not the Story! I like the quote,
“It has only taken me 5, 10, 20 or whatever the number of
years to become an Overnight Success!”

Now do you get the picture… that person you hear being labeled
an “overnight success” is truly putting in work OVERNIGHT.

And

after all of this, they must by the Grace of God and the will of Purpose,
stay awake during the day to accomplish their vision.

I truly hope this help someone along the way and Inspire You to
become an “Overnight Success”.
You Can Do It!

Patrick Jackson
pjackson@theactiononline.com

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4 Simple Steps to Become a BOSS of Your Home Business

You may have come across an email or two, or a video stating that you need to “Fire Your Boss.” This post is geared to all of the entrepreneurs and ambitious people that are getting in position to make BIG things happen as a Boss.

Do you want to get serious about your home business? I’m talking about not just having a “Hobby Business” but a real serious business from home that supports you and your family so you don’t have to worry about being in the “Rat Race”…

If so, you need to become a BOSS!
BOSS

No I’m not saying you have to go back to school and get an MBA or anything like that!
You need to have the BOSS mindset if you want to get serious. There are many that have made
a decision to work for themselves and may experience some success right off the bat.

Here are 4 very simple and key pillars that the Major Bosses have mastered and you need to learn and understand,
if you want to be the BOSS of your own home business.

1. Bosses set aside time to Visualize and Set Goals 

2. Bosses plan and stay focus on their plan to completion and success.

3.  Bosses are honest about what they are good at and recruit others to do what they are not as good at doing.

4. Bosses will hold the team members they work with accountable and command high standards throughout the business.

Simple huh, however you would think that a majority of people are doing it. These 4 simple pillars may not seem much on the surface but this is what will make your business and your success last for the long term.
Be a BOSS!

 

Patrick Jackson
pjackson@theactiononline.com

P.S. Click here to see this Online Systems for a BOSS!

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of Leaders in many fields, Top Internet Marketers, Offline Marketers, 6 & 7 Figure
Income Earners! Below are some of the benefits that is offered through our Partner
teams for driven persons and leaders, interested in my primary online business for
making multiple income streams.

Weekly Team Updates!
Think and Grow Rich Morning Mindset Call (8am CST – 712-432-0900 Access Code 565762#)
Real Talk Wake Up Call (9am CST – 712-432-0600 Access Code 136941#)
Empower Hour Call (Every Monday 8pm CST – 209-255-1040)
Team Training via Google Hangouts and Webinars
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Get in Position for Success Before Work

Get in Position for Success Before Work

This is not a complex read or anything,  just a simple post to get you to position yourself for success before you even start working the business.

position for success

Here are a few ways to stack the odds of winning in your favor by doing certain things before you even begin the  work in your business.

1. Personal or self development on the physical body with exercise and eating healthy

2. Personal (self) development on the mental aspect by praying, reading, thinking and visualizing your goals and aspirations.

3. Your work area should be the place where you can focus on work getting done and doing it on a consistent basis

4. You need to schedule specific time to get work done and do work during this specific time. Other things can be pushed to another time.

5. Let family members know that your time that is blocked off is allocated to your business and make sure your family members understand this. Keep them in the loop so they can support and assist you.

These are some really simple but important steps everyone should take to really get yourself in a position for the most success. Creating and operating a business with systems, strategies and people takes both hard and smart work and when you incorporate the above steps, this can get you to the place where success is easier to obtain.

Feel free to comment below and tell me what you do to position yourself for success.
Make it HAPPEN!

 

Patrick Jackson “The Action Online”
pjackson@theactiononline.com

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Income Earners! Below are some of the benefits that is offered through our Partner
teams for driven persons and leaders, interested in my primary online business for
making multiple income streams.

Weekly Team Updates!
Think and Grow Rich Morning Mindset Call (8am CST – 712-432-0900 Access Code 565762#)
Real Talk Wake Up Call (9am CST – 712-432-0600 Access Code 136941#)
Empower Hour Call (Every Monday 8pm CST – 209-255-1040)
Team Training via Google Hangouts and Webinars
Part #1 – Blog Daily
Part #2 – Share your blog with the world!

Are You Focusing on the Basics

Are You Focusing on the Basics?

basics

Many times when a brand new person starts a home-based business, they think that they have to learn so many things before they can have success. In fact it can sometimes be daunting and overwhelming. They get caught up in preparing to do their business that they don’t actually ever get started.

Maybe they spend a lot of time going over all the advanced training over and over again. Perhaps they are trying to tweak their website to get it looking the best or even spending all their time organizing their desk or computer so everything is just right.

…after doing these kinds of activities for several months, they wonder why they are not making any money yet!

Lets talk BASICS here…

There is really only one question you need to ask yourself: “What are the basic activities of my business that lead to producing income?” Make a list of the actual things you do on a daily basis that will lead to direct income.  Now prioritize them and list just the very basics…the very core of what builds your business.

You will probably list the following:

1. Invite
2. Followup
3. Train

Everything else you focus on are not income producing activities. For example when you Invite people to check our your products or opportunity, you are doing an activity that will produce income.

Do enough invitations and you will have sales. The same with Following up with people whom you have invited…even more people will be interested when you do this.  If you don’t followup you will lose out on sales. Train the people who get started to do the same thing you did…Invite and Followup. These are Basics and will produce income…everything else is secondary. Focus on the Basics and scale up from there!
Make it HAPPEN!

 

Patrick Jackson “The Action Online”
pjackson@theactiononline.com

P.S. Click here to view a business that focuses on building a business the right way starting with the basics

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The Action Online Group has teamed up with a few mastermind groups made up
of Leaders in many fields, Top Internet Marketers, Offline Marketers, 6 & 7 Figure
Income Earners! Below are some of the benefits that is offered through our Partner
teams for driven persons and leaders, interested in my primary online business for
making multiple income streams.

Weekly Team Updates!
Think and Grow Rich Morning Mindset Call (8am CST – 712-432-0900 Access Code 565762#)
Real Talk Wake Up Call (9am CST – 712-432-0600 Access Code 136941#)
Empower Hour Call (Every Monday 8pm CST – 209-255-1040)
Team Training via Google Hangouts and Webinars
Part #1 – Blog Daily
Part #2 – Share your blog with the world!

I Can’t Afford to Do this Business

I Can’t Afford to Do this Business

can't afford

Have you ever heard someone say “I can’t afford to do this business!” It’s a common response by many people when looking at a home business. Do you think that is the real reason? Of course not!

Most of the time, the real reason people say this is because deep inside, they feel as if they will not be successful at a home business. You see no matter what the start-up costs for a business, and ALL businesses have start-up costs, people have one question on their mind… Can I really do it?

Most people initially self-doubt themselves and they are not sure they can do it.

So how can you help someone to understand that they CAN do a home business?

First, it starts with showing them examples of real people just like them who have become successful in a home business. Let them hear the stories and see the success of others.

Second…show them something THEY CAN DO. Give them a system. Something so simple that a 5th grader could do it. Once you an answer these 2 questions, people will almost always find the money to get started, no matter if it’s $25 to $4,000.

If people want something bad enough, they will usually be able to come up with the business start-up costs.
The great thing about the Internet is you can get started in a business for a low as $10 these days!

Think about traditional businesses for a second, to start a franchise it may costs you $500,000 and then MAYBE in a 2 to 5 years you might make a profit! With an Internet business you can get started with very low start-up costs and the sky is the limit!

I am living proof that if you will stick with it, don’t quit and invest back into your business, eventually you will reap the rewards. If you are looking for a business where others like you are already having success, please click on the link below.
Make it HAPPEN!!!

Patrick Jackson “The Action Online”
pjackson@theactiononline.com

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The Action Online Group has teamed up with a few mastermind groups made up
of Leaders in many fields, Top Internet Marketers, Offline Marketers, 6 & 7 Figure
Income Earners! Below are some of the benefits that is offered through our Partner
teams for driven persons and leaders, interested in my primary online business for
making multiple income streams.

Weekly Team Updates!
Think and Grow Rich Morning Mindset Call (8am CST – 712-432-0900 Access Code 565762#)
Real Talk Wake Up Call (9am CST – 712-432-0600 Access Code 136941#)
Empower Hour Call (Every Monday 8pm CST – 209-255-1040)
Team Training via Google Hangouts and Webinars
Part #1 – Blog Daily
Part #2 – Share your blog with the world!

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